Reno Omokri, a former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, revealed on Twitter earlier today (Monday) that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s life was threatened.
The Nigerian police have verified the arrest of two alleged Boko Haram militants on a mission to target Atiku Abubakar’s home in Yola, Adamawa State.
Suleiman Nguroje, the spokesperson for the Adamawa State police command, told SaharaReporters on Monday that the command’s officers apprehended the two suspected terrorists on Sunday and turned them over to the military for further investigation.
“Yes, one Jibrilla Mohammed was arrested at the residence of the former vice president in Yola, and while interrogating him we got to arrest his accomplice.
“We have handed them over to the military, because their attempted crime is terrorism in nature,” he said.
Atiku, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election, is currently challenging the election of President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal; after losing to him in the February 25 poll.
A former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri earlier today (Monday) disclosed on his Twitter handle that there was a threat on the life of former vice president Atiku.
He said, “Yesterday, Sunday, July 23, 2023, at about 9 PM, a man acting suspiciously was detected at Waziri Atiku’s residence in Yola. Due to his erratic behaviour, he was accosted and restrained. The suspect, Jubrila Mohammed, was immediately taken to the police station and interrogated.
“During his interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He revealed a plot to bomb Waziri Atiku’s residence, along with faculties at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, as well as the Modibbo Adama Central Mosque.
“The suspect is now with the State CID of the Adamawa Police Command.
“I, Reno Omokri, call on the police to conduct a full and proper investigation. Beyond that, the Federal Government is put on notice to heighten security around Waziri Atiku Abubakar.
“This incident is too serious to be treated with levity, especially with the state of the nation. This could be more than meets the eye. Nigerians need to know what is actually going on.”